Your feet are an important part of overall health and wellbeing. Dr. Montalvo offers treatments for a number of foot related conditions from his offices at Fort Hamilton Foot Care. Patients in the Dyker Heights area of Brooklyn, NY can find relief from fungal nails with the help of Dr. Montalvo.
Fungal infections under the skin of the nails can cause an alteration to the nail itself, which is how fungal toenails form. These alterations involve a separation, thickening, and discoloration of the nails. The condition starts slow in a small area of the nail but soon progresses to involve the full nail. There is the possibility of the infections spreading to other toenails as well.
Toenail fungus develops when the toenails have been in moist or wet environments and did not receive proper care afterwards. For instance, areas such as communal showers can often be a breeding ground for fungus. Because of this, athletes can be more prone to developing fungal toenails. The fungus gains entry at the far end of the nail, where it separates from the skin, and develops there. There are three types of fungal nail infections:
Treatment begins with eliminating the fungus under the toenail using antifungal medications. The doctor may suggest a combination of prescription drugs and other approaches. These treatments can involve:
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